As he has done so any times before, Rudy Gay came through with a last-second jump shot to win the game for his team. The 14-foot fadeaway jumper over the Toronto Raptors’ Julian Wright made for the Memphis Grizzlies’ third consecutive win. Coming into the game, the Raptors were already on a season-high losing streak of seven games. To make matters worse, this loss brought an end to a 986 game streak in which Toronto has one of more three-pointers. Finishing 0 of 13 from three-point range, the Raptors fell to a close 100-98 loss after regulation time. Basketball odds.
It was a close game for the Grizzlies, who won their fifth out of seven games with this victory. As Mike Conley said, “We’re finishing like a playoff team. We’re making the right passes, making the right plays and getting the big stops when we need them.” Nothing was truer about this game, as Memphis had a response to Toronto’s every move. Player of the game Rudy Gay finished with 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 21 points, including his jump shot with less than a second left on the clock. Marc Gasol put up 17 points, O.J. Mayo had 15 and Conley contributed 13 to set up the Grizzlies exhilarating win. Memphis got the ball to Rudy, knowing he could stall just enough time and then make the shot for sure, and that is exactly what he did. Basketball spreads.
In all fairness, the Raptors were short of a few significant players. In addition to the long-term absences of Leandro Barbosa [right hamstring] and Reggie Evens [right foot fracture], Jose Calderon is still out due to illness, and Linas Kleiza missed his fourth game with a sore right knee. Toronto led for the first couple minutes of the first quarter and took back the lead a number of times throughout the game. There was a flicker of hope when the ball was inbounded to Sundiata Gaines, but a block by Gay decided the final verdict. This time, the verdict for the Raptors was yet another loss. www.scoresandodds.com is your number one place for scores, lines and online betting information. Basketball lines.
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